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Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has landed a Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) lawyer to fill the new role of head of employment in Milton Keynes.
Simon Whysall will join the firm later this month and will head a team of two. The Milton Keynes team will complement the 22-lawyer London-based employment and pensions department.
Departmental head Alan Jarvis said: "There's profitable growth to be achieved in the market currently being covered by the regional employment firms. Our Milton Keynes office gives us the ideal base from which to attack this space."
The office's existing employment law clients include the Highways Agency, Pearson Education and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Whysall has experience of both contentious and non-contentious employment law. He has worked at Trowers & Hamlins in London as well as RPC. The other two members of the Milton Keynes employment team are layers Peter Stockill and Elizabeth Farrer.
Milton Keynes is DWS's only UK office outside London. It has 35 lawyers and focuses mainly on real estate and dispute resolution.